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Girls’ soccer: Assumption coach resigned to spend more time with family

Assumption soccer coach Kenyon Meyer said he wanted to leave the position to spend more time with his family.
Assumption soccer coach Kenyon Meyer said he wanted to leave the position to spend more time with his family. Herald-Leader

Assumption soccer coach Kenyon Meyer, who resigned from position this week, left the job because he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Meyer told the Herald-Leader he has four children, ages 3 to 16, with whom he wants to spend more time during the busy fall sports season.

“Two of my children are active in club soccer and I really want to coach and watch them while I still have time,” Meyer said in an email.

Meyer’s overall record at Assumption was 210-91-28, which would put him at ninth in all-time wins among girls’ soccer coaches in Kentucky. In his 15 seasons he guided the Rockets to two state semifinals, in 2004 and 2012, as well as a state finals appearance in 2005 (they lost to Lexington Catholic that year).

The Rockets reached at least the region tournament finals in 13 of 15 seasons under Meyer. If it wasn’t Sacred Heart winning the girls’ 7th Region over the past decade, it was Assumption.

The job figures to be an attractive one. Assumption Athletic Director Angela Passafiume said the school “completely understands” Meyer’s decision to step down and will begin searching for his successor after the holidays.

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